Building Community Capital – March 28 ESCRO Workshop

Building Community Capital: Collective Visioning for a Prosperous Future  Presented by Lindsay Studders, WSU MADR student  ***with special guest speaker Kristine Miranne Ph.D. New: The slides from this presentation can be viewed here. This interactive presentation will get you thinking about your own community and what you can do it make it better.  Lindsay Studders is a WSU MADR student focusing on urban community development. She will be joined by special guest Kristine Miranne Ph.D., a WSU professor in the School of Social Work. Kris has had many roles Continue reading →

Dealing with Drama In The Workplace – March 28, 2016 – 7:30 pm

New: Slides from the presentation are available here. Please join us for a free workshop on Handling Workplace Conflict Workshop on Monday March 28th.  I’m Jacqueline Lacey, a Wayne State University graduate student majoring in Dispute Resolution and I’ll be explaining how using an informal managerial mediation approach allows workplace disputes to be handled constructively. The workshop will focus on how to facilitate conflict resolution in the workplace. If you want to learn the basic theory and skills necessary to include the practice of mediation in Continue reading →

My Child Learns Differently: Parental Rights & Responsibilities in Educational Planning

NEW: Slides from this session are available here, and a 504 Plan Handout and a IEP Form Handout are also provided. Presented by Susan Doherty on 3/21 at 7:30 pm in the Harper Woods High School Community Room. We’ll be joined by special guest school-based dispute resolution expert Roy Burton. Do you have a child with special education needs?  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about State of Michigan requirements for accommodation of students with disabilities. This presentation will include an overview of parental options if you feel Continue reading →

Is there really a conflict in here or is it just me? – 3/21 presentation

NEW: Slides from this session are now available here. Please join us for this free community-focused Professional Development event sponsored by the East Side Conflict Resolution Outreach project. The lead presenter for this session is Denise Vecellio who will be joined by special guest Pamela Melick, a Quaker author and Prison Restorative Practices Specialist. Does the way we interpret facts create conflict where there may not be any? How does your “normal” affect how you interpret situations? Using the FIDO model (Fact, Interpretations, Decision, Outcome) participants in this Continue reading →

Spring 2016 Community Workshop Series

Once again we are hosting a series of free conflict resolution skills professional development sessions on Monday nights in March and April. Each evening, beginning at 6:30 pm, we will have two presentations of about an hour each with a break for refreshment in the middle. All events are at the Harper Woods High School Community Room, 20225 Beaconsfield Ave, Harper Woods, MI 48225 Here’s the 2016 session titles. Look for blog posts and event registration links on this site for more information about each session. A flyer Continue reading →

Youth Poetry Contest Oct 1-31 2015

The ESCRO project is partnering with the Association for Conflict Resolution to help promote a poetry contest during the month of October. Thursday October 15th is national Conflict Resolution Day, and the month-long poetry contest  is part of the bigger celebration. 5th Annual Conflict Resolution Day Poetry Contest Students Win Cash Prizes!!! 1st Place — $100  2nd Place — $75 Grade Categories: 3-5th  6-8th  9-12th Students are invited to submit a poem on: “BUILDING PEACE” • What is peace? • Where is peace? • How Continue reading →

3-Hour Workshops Not to be Missed

On Tuesday May 12  Detroiters will be getting a chance to tap into a couple deep wells of knowledge on urban and ethnic conflict. Joining us from New York is Maria Volpe, former president of the Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution and Director of the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center housed at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. She will be sharing a wide range of work that creatively connects police with the community. A prominent example is the structured encounters provided by the Cops Continue reading →

Conflict Skills in the Community & on the Job

Please join us on April 20 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Harper Woods High School Community Room for an informative session exploring the important work conflict resolvers are doing in their communities and in their workplaces using skills they’ve gained as mediators and students of Dispute Resolution. AGENDA 6:30-7:45pm Community Mediator Perspective Sharing – Craig Pappas (Executive Director, The Resolution Center) and Mary Morris (Wayne Mediation Center) and Roy Burton (Restorative Justice Practitioner, Kelly Middle School, Eastpointe) This session features experienced community conflict intervenors who will share a community Continue reading →

Urban Public Policy and Dispute Resolution Conference May 11-12

Consider joining the ESCRO Team for a free 2-day conference focusing on Urban Public Policy and Dispute Resolution scheduled for Monday and Tuesday May 11-12 at Wayne State University Student Center Ballroom. In addition to a lunchtime presentation by Detroit federal bankruptcy mediators Judge Gerald Rosen and noted attorney Eugene Driker, confirmed national speakers include Maria Volpe (John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NY, former president of SPIDR, developer of Cops and Kids program), Josh Stulberg (one of our founding MADR faculty, now at Ohio Continue reading →

What’s Your Style?

This session will explore individual’s personality traits by looking at the 8 Dimensions of Leadership. These dimensions take a more granule approach to Disc Theory – a personality two-axis model. We will explore both the strengths and weaknesses of each of the 8 styles and ways to better communicate with those not like your own. This session will be interactive and challenge you to self-assess your STYLE. I’m confident that knowing your style and the style of others in a conflict will either help mitigate Continue reading →